1 Gold 1 Silver in Best .HK Website Awards
Record breaking result in Best .HK Award.
Two websites from theOrigo won 1 Gold and 1 Silver awards in Best .hk Website Awards:
University of Hong Kong Website
Gold Award in Non-commercial Stream &
Most Liked .hk Website
Leisure and Cultural Services Departments Website
Silver Award in Government Departments Stream.
About the HKU Main Website
HKU won the top prize “Gold Award” in the Corporate Group of the Non-commercial stream. It has been the first university being honoured this top prize since the establishment of the Awards in 2009. The "Most Liked .hk Website Award" is granted to website obtaining the highest number of votes in each stream in an online public voting campaign.
Representing the panel of judges, Mr Simon Yeung, Group Publisher of Computerworld Hong Kong, praised hku.hk’s unique homepage design – including its innovative “flip boards” that scroll horizontally rather than vertically, and its “interactive and organic touch-screen” interface designed specifically for smartphones and tablets. The judges were very impressed by the rich content provided and speedy daily updates of the site.
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About the Leisure and Cultural Services Departments (LCSD) Website
The new Leisure and Cultural Services Departments Website was launched in 2015. It provides the one-stop portal for the services provided by LCSD.
About the Best .HK Awards
The HKIRC aims to promote outstanding ".hk" websites, and the "Best .hk Website Awards" competition recognises the achievements of outstanding “.hk” websites from different sectors. The contest assesses websites in terms of design and functionality, engagement, use of social media and web accessibility. Winners of respective streams should demonstrate to the panel the competitive advantages of their websites in their industry, their role in helping their company or organization achieve service excellence and overall benefits for the online community.
The previous gold winners included Radio Television Hong Kong, Hong Kong Observatory, The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd, MTR Corporation Ltd, The Hong Kong Society for the Aged, to name a few.